Former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul was a self made man. Pul was known to be a person of strong grit and determination. He was Member of Legislative Assembly from Hayuliang constituecy. His tenure as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh from 19 February 2016 to 13 July 2016 was marked by peace and stability. Kalikho Pul will be ever remembered as hardworking mass leader who always reached out to people to listen to their grievances.
Born on July 20, 1969, Pul lost his parents at an early age. He first won on a Congress ticket in 1995 and went on to become a minister. A seasoned and experience leader, Kalikho Pul came into limelight when he led a group of dissident MLAs from Congress against the then Chief Minister Nabam Tuki .He broke away from Congress Party and with the support from Bharatiya Janata Party took over the reigns of the state as Chief Minister on February 19, 2016. However, his tenure was cut short after the adverse ruling from Supreme Court which unanimously quashed his appointment and also criticized Governor J.P. Rajkhowa's decision to implement President rule in the state.
The death of former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul on February 19, 2016 sent shockwaves through the political circles in India. Suffering from depression after his appointment was struck down by the Supreme Court, he hanged himself to death from a ceiling fan at his residence in Itanagar. His death was mourned by leaders across political spectrum.
President of India: Shocked to hear of untimely demise of promising young leader Kalikho Pul whose contributions shall always be remembered #PresidentMukherjee
Office of RG: Shocked and deeply saddened at the untimely demise of Kalikho Pulji. My heart goes out to his family & loved ones
Shahnawaz Hussain: Sad to know about the demise of Kalikho Pul, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Sambit Patra: Very Shocking news of untimely death of a Young Politician of Arunachal Pradesh, it's former CM Sh Kalikho Pul ..I offer my Condolences #RIP
Suresh Prabhu: Shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Sh Kalikho Pul, fmr CM,Arunachal Pradesh.My heart goes out to his family
(FOLLOWER OF Shri KALIKHO PUL)
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